Travels make me wise and stronger
So that I could stand longer.
And what I missed at school,
I will learn, it’s like a rule.
New people, communication,
Good friends, fresh information,
I’ll learn and see much new;
It is like a breeze, like morning dew.
Iaroslav Friday 01.08.2008
Smile and let your neighbour smile in return,
Let your smile help shine the way.
However much you need to learn,
Let your smile brighten the day!
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Iaroslav Tuesday 03.10.2017
Incredible, how changes are fast!
But God disposes.
It’s all true to the last!
No use relying on men…
You’ll pay a double price,
But won’t get a bit of your rice.
What shall I do then?
Upon God I will rely!
Being patient and sage,
Quick at learning, slow at rage,
Always in action, never too shy!
Image credit: Jeffrey Pang, “Nub Peak Panorama” December 12, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.06.2008
Life is good
Because it’s a flow.
It is like trees in a wood:
Never the same wherever we go.
Where there is no loss,
There is no gain.
Misfortunes remind about victory’s worth.
No exercises is starvation for brain.
A load is needed to make steel from muscles.
Without work a good gear rustles.
So, life is great forever!
Live and learn, be clever.
Iaroslav Monday – Wednesday 05-07.05.2008
What if whatever you earn
Is so much to be able
To share, to stay healthy, to learn,
To fill a poor man’s table?
Imagine, what if by doing these things
You fulfill His will,
You help spread somebody’s wings,
You help pay that important bill?
What if by being faithful in few things
You will be blessed with much more to carry on with good stuff
Even with your wedding rings, –
Your second half to help you in all and when it gets rough?
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Iaroslav Wednesday 02.11.2016
Love God with all your heart,
Always in prayer, thank for success.
If you have problems, use them to improve your “learn and move on” art –
By doing so you will achieve more, not less.
Be cheerful, with lightness in heart,
Know that night will not last forever.
The morning is soon to start!
In the meanwhile, be clever!
Iaroslav Sunday 09.09.2012
When I do wrong, I ask to forgive.
The Father and people always do and so I happily live.
But how often, how easy do I pardon in turn?
I have so much to learn…
I am aching for a change,
I believe I am able to arrange.
I only pray for being sage,
I do need wisdom which never knows rage.
But first of all I want to thank.
People are kind to me who has neither much money nor a high rank.
Thank Thee, Father, for all,
Especially for love, Thou hear every call!
Iaroslav Sunday 15.07.2007
Боже Великий Єдиний
Боже Великий Єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Волі і світу промінням
Ти її осіни.
Світлом науки і знання
Нас усіх просвіти,
В чистій любові до краю
Ти нас, Боже, зрости.
Молимось, Боже Єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Всі Свої ласки, щедроти
Ти на люд Свій зверни.
Дай йому волю, дай йому долю,
Дай, Боже, народу
Многая, многая літа.
Great and Only God
Great and Only God,
Safeguard our Ukraine,
With the rays of freedom and light.
Enlighten us, children,
With the light of learning and knowledge;
O God, raise us
In pure love for the Land.
We pray, Only God,
Safeguard our Ukraine;
Bestow on Your people
Your great mercy and grace.
Give us freedom, give us luck,
Give us good world, happiness;
Give, o God, to Your people
Many and many years.
A lot of things happen around
And it is not enough to learn what you are told at school.
New things, new technologies abound
And it takes an effort to stay cool.
Have desire to learn new things
To be able to choose what is good,
To be able to distinguish good stuff from unhealthy springs.
Be kind, smart, and learn to move ahead from where you stood.
Image credit: Nikopol, “The Mountain Exhaled edit” January 19, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 17.10.2015